We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. In fact, we love it so much that we have an ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome! If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!



“Do, or do not. There is no try”. “May the Force be with you.” “Bring me the Wookie and Solo.” “Luke; I am your Father.”

In honor of today’s digital release of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” we are bringing you a special Star Wars edition of Steal This Look.

Why pay for some of these apps?

You might put in a few bucks to get things rolling but you’ll be glad you did in the long run. The sheer level of configuration and customization behind a few of these titles means endless designs. If you’ve been doing the custom home screen stuff for a while, you may have already purchased some of these apps already.

What you’ll need

A couple of things to note about this design:

  • Desktop grid is set to 5×4 with subgrid positioning enabled
  • The Dock is set at 7 icons
  • Normalize Icon Size has been disabled in Nova’s settings
  • To get the Star Wars app drawer icon:
    • After applying the Pulse Icon Pack in Nova’s settings, long press the app drawer icon in your dock
    • Choose ‘Edit’
    • Choose Pulse Icon Pack in the list of available icon packs
    • Scroll down to the ‘S’ apps in the icon list and click the Star Wars icon
    • Click Done

Alternate Look



Still not enough Star Wars? Check out our article containing 26 Star Wars wallpapers to help you get even more ready for the Force Awakens‘ digital release.

Once again, what we’ve shown you here is only the tip of the iceberg with what you can do with your phone’s look! Using the above listed apps, the sky is the limit with what you can do. Feel free to leave your ideas and creations below in the comments, and stay tuned next week for a new edition of Steal This Look!

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